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SEPTA Trains Running on Schedule for the First Time in Two Months

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority returned to a normal commute schedule today, after making sufficient repairs to new trains that didn't start on the right track.
October 3, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A SEPTA R5 commuter train heading for Doylestown, Pennsylvania from Lansdale station.

Commuters on SEPTA had some normalcy return to their lives today, as the system returned to a normal schedule for the first time in over two months.

"Starting Monday, SEPTA will return to a regular weekday schedule for the first time in more than two months," reports Jason Laughlin.

Delays and overcrowded trains have beset commuters during that time, according to Laughlin. The problem originated in the discovery of cracks in weight-bearing parts of 120 of the system's newest trains. "After rushing orders of replacement parts, SEPTA began returning the flawed vehicles, Silverliner V's, back to service earlier this month," reports Laughlin. "Now, with the fleet bolstered by leased cars and about 50 railworthy Silverliner V's, SEPTA feels prepared to return to a regular schedule."

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Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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